Minnesota’s omnibus agriculture finance bill is now moving to a conference committee. The House passed this legislation with a 70-to-58 party line vote. Agriculture Committee Chair Samantha Vang carried this legislation. “I’m proud to present a good comprehensive balanced budget that represents both rural and urban farmers, big and small farmers, and for the environment and sustainability of agriculture. Whether it’s protecting farmers, ensuring our soil remains healthy, or providing food for every Minnesotan, we are making sure Minnesota is a national leader.” The bill includes $100 million for the expansion of broadband. It creates a grain indemnity fund and increases funding for the Rural Finance Authority and Farm Business Management.
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